Even as overall unofficial results are in favor of Joe Biden, Trump has no plans of conceding; still accusing election officials of manipulating the votes.
In his first public address since election day, Donald Trump didn’t provide any proof except for conspiracy theories of electoral manipulations. Since everything was highly speculative, media sites such as USA Today removed the live stream of the President’s public address, as USA Today’s editor-in-chief Nicole Caroll said, their job is to disseminate truth, not groundless conspiracies.
Trump’s public address occurred as the opposition, when Democratic candidate Biden started taking the lead in several states. Trump’s hopes of winning a second term is getting nowhere near reality as the voting results in the four key states of Arizona, Florida, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin did not deliver enough votes that would have made true his premature claim of winning the presidency.
Election officials are assuring voters that the election this year is hardly chaotic as anticipated. Regardless of longer polling-site hours, and usual technical problems, they have not encountered significant problems that interfered with the vote counting processes. Even if it’s taking longer when compared to previous years’ election, there is no basis that support allegations of fraud with the mail-in ballots.
Key Republican Figures Not Backing Trump’s Claims of Fraud
According to Senator Mitt Romney, the only Republican who voted in favor of Trump’s impeachment trial, the soon-to-be-former president’s calls to stop the counting is unconstitutional as each and every vote counts as part of the democratic process. Sen Romney said that if there are inconsistencies, there will be an investigation and the matter will be resolved in judicial court/s.
Even former Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey, a known close ally of the President, also expressed disapproval over Trump’s claims of electoral fraud. He told ABC News last Thursday that there were no justification for the argument and that all votes that are in should be counted.